Melbourne commuters have been warned there could be chaos over the school holidays and into October, due to construction works for the Metro Tunnel, level crossing removals and freeway upgrades.
Royal Parade inbound will be reduced to just one lane for six weeks as part of works to move essential services ahead of work on the $11 billion Metro project at the future Parkville station.
Elsewhere, there will be various train shutdowns and night works as part of infrastructure upgrades, and level crossing removals on several lines.
The Monash Freeway will also be closed at night for a week in early October between Warrigal and Forster Roads.
There will also be night closures on CityLink, the Tullamarine Freeway and West Gate Freeway at various times in September and October.
The Andrews Government said the works had been timed to take advantage of the quieter school holidays.
Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said full services would run during footy finals.
“This is all designed with a focus on getting our projects done as quickly as we possibly can,” Ms Allan said.
Roads Minister Luke Donnellan said the Government understood the public’s frustration.
“It would be a lot more frustrating to have the state come to a standstill because we didn’t do this work,” he said.
In July, some St Kilda Rd residents were put up in hotels and offered coffee to help ease the pain of the Metro Tunnel works in the area.
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